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Routine treatment for cardiac arrest doubles risk of brain damage – study

Routine treatment for cardiac arrest doubles risk of brain damage – study

A treatment given to thousands of people who suffer cardiac arrest in Britain every year nearly doubles the risk of permanent brain damage and only marginally improves the chances of survival, a landmark study has found. More than 30,000 people have...

Guardian, yesterday, 02:49
 
Life before Google: What was it like?

Life before Google: What was it like?

Is it OK to turn my cat vegan? What's that fresh smell that babies have? What is love?* In the 20 years since it was founded, Google has provided answers to the most random queries, become a verb and, on Wednesday, received a record $5bn fine after...

BBC, yesterday, 02:49
 
The real palaeo diet: the nutritional value of dinosaur food

The real palaeo diet: the nutritional value of dinosaur food

Our fascination with giant sauropod dinosaurs such as Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus and Brontosaurus stems from their colossal size. How could something 30 metres long, weighing 50 tonnes, function as a land animal? And how could something that big gain...

Guardian, Wednesday, 21:03
 
What is your earliest childhood memory – and did it really happen?

What is your earliest childhood memory – and did it really happen?

It is a much pondered and discussed subject: your earliest childhood memory. For some, it is their first bee sting or a formative interaction with a parent as a toddler. Others claim to be able to recall lying in a pram. But how sure are you that you...

Guardian, Wednesday, 21:03
 

Totally untrue facts about Andrew Wakefield

The current measles outbreak in Swansea is still posing a serious danger to many. My own son's nursery, 40 miles away in Cardiff, is suddenly checking up on the vaccination records of all children who attend. My son is vaccinated of course; I've made...

Guardian, Wednesday, 21:03
 
Roblox blames 'gang rape' on hacker adding code to game

Roblox blames 'gang rape' on hacker adding code to game

A popular children's video game has blamed a virtual "gang rape" on a hack of its systems. Amber Petersen's seven-year-old daughter was playing Roblox, when she was attacked by two male characters staging violent sexual acts. The firm said...

BBC, Wednesday, 21:02
 
3D-printed gun blueprints given go-ahead by US government

3D-printed gun blueprints given go-ahead by US government

Blueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun can go back online, the US Justice Department has ruled. It follows a four-year battle between the makers of the gun, Defense Distributed, and the US State Department. The first printed firearm was made in...

BBC, Wednesday, 21:02
 
Apple iCloud: State firm hosts user data in China

Apple iCloud: State firm hosts user data in China

ICloud data belonging to Apple's China-based users is now in the hands of the Chinese government. The emails, pictures and text messages of users in China are now being managed by a division of the state-owned firm, China Telecom. Privacy advocates...

BBC, Wednesday, 21:02
 
Abuse inquiry fined £200,000 for email data breach

Abuse inquiry fined £200,000 for email data breach

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has been fined £200,000 after sending a mass email that identified possible abuse victims, the Information Commissioner's Office says. An inquiry staff member emailed 90 people using the "to"...

BBC, Wednesday, 21:02
 
Watch a ‘firenado’ erupt from an out-of-control blaze to form a terrifying column of flame

Watch a ‘firenado’ erupt from an out-of-control blaze to form a terrifying column of flame

You’ve heard of tornadoes, sharknados and the death waves of waterborne faeces that have been dubbed ‘poo-namis’. But these natural forces pale in comparison to the terrifying ‘firenados’ which are known to erupt from wildfires and are strong enough...

Metro, Wednesday, 21:02
 
Your earliest and most cherished memories are probably made-up, scientists claim

Your earliest and most cherished memories are probably made-up, scientists claim

You may have fond memories of the earliest days spent here on the tiny blue planet we call home. But it turns out those cherished recollections could be totally false. Two-fifths of people have a fictional first memory based on fragments of early...

Metro, Wednesday, 21:02
 
There’s a fake Elon using Musk’s ‘pedo’ apology to steal victims’ cash

There’s a fake Elon using Musk’s ‘pedo’ apology to steal victims’ cash

It’s not yet clear whether the British diver who Musk called a ‘pedo’ will sue the billionaire or just accept today’s apology. But there’s at least one person hoping to earn cash from Elon Musk’s recent social media faux pas. A ‘Fake Elon’ has been...

Metro, Wednesday, 21:02
 
Thousands of leading AI researchers sign pledge against killer robots

Thousands of leading AI researchers sign pledge against killer robots

Thousands of scientists who specialise in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without human oversight. Demis Hassabis at Google...

Guardian, Wednesday, 06:18
 
Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists

Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists

The widespread belief that taking omega-3 capsules will help protect you from a heart attack, stroke or early death is wrong, according to a large and comprehensive review of the evidence. Thousands of people take omega-3 supplements regularly and for...

Guardian, Wednesday, 00:40
 
Rose gold: The fashion trend that just won't go away

Rose gold: The fashion trend that just won't go away

Walk along a fashionable street, from London to Jakarta, and you're likely to see passers-by wearing at least one item of rose gold clothing, or carrying a rose gold bag or accessory. The colour, an unusual shade of pink, seems to be everywhere these...

BBC, Wednesday, 00:40
 


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